Last week we began a bibliology series looking at some of the most critical and fundamental questions surrounding the Bible. What is the Bible? Where did we get it? Who decided what would, and would not be, in the Bible? How can it be said that the 66 books alone are the inerrant, infallible words of God?
These questions concern the topic of bibliology. We are attempting to address these over the course of the next several weeks. Last week, we studied the topic of revelation, answering the question, “What is the Bible?”
In today’s post, we will go further and attempt to answer the questions, “How did God give special revelation?” “Where did the Bible come from?” “How did we actually get these written words on the page?”
You get many different answers to the question, “Where did the Bible come from?”
“From some guys at religious councils several hundred years ago.”
“From the minds of devious, manipulative men.”
“From the hearts of very moved individuals with profound writing skills.”
It’s a question that God’s people must be able to answer.
Now, we will begin with this assertion, which will be supported by the end of this series: the 66 books of the Bible are verbally inspired in every word, absolutely inerrant in the original documents, infallible, and God breathed.
But we have a problem. The Bible speaks unapologetically about the universal sinfulness of men. And men were used to record the Bible. So, how could imperfect humans record God’s perfect revelation? God understood the issue and acted accordingly in inspiration.
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